Definition of coralita in English:

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coralita

Pronunciation: /ˌkôrəˈlētə/ /ˌkärə-/

noun

A pink-flowered climbing vine native to Mexico and the Caribbean, grown as an ornamental.
  • Antigonon leptopus, family Polygonaceae.
Example sentences
  • Honeysuckle, jasmine and the rose veil of corallita spread their fragrance across the islands, while closer to the ground still, tiny ernodea can be found hiding amongst the trees.
  • Numerous additional descriptive common names, including confederate vine, Mexican creeper, chain of love, love vine, pink vine, corallita and Queen's wreath.
  • A corallita vine with pink blooms grows along the walls.

Origin

Late 19th century: from American Spanish coralito, diminutive of Spanish coral 'coral'.

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Syllabification: cor·al·i·ta

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